Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Air Affects Our Health, Creativity, and Productivity

By the time we reach 80 years old, we will have spent 72 years of our lives indoors. However, these homes, offices, schools, and hospitals often lack fresh air and have an outsized impact on our wellbeing, health, creativity, and focus.

Join the nationally-syndicated radio show and podcast Living on Earth and Director of the Healthy Buildings Program and an Assistant Professor at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health Joe Allen for a live-streamed interview on his new book, "Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity," co-authored with John Macomber of Harvard Business School.

Allen is a “forensic investigator of sick buildings.” He explores how while the “green” building movement tackled energy, waste, and water, the new healthy building movement focuses on the most important (and expensive) asset of any business: its people.

This virtual event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program & podcast Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. To learn more about Living on Earth, please visit

This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, Harvard University Press, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.

Register for Zoom link or watch live on Facebook.

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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